Bestway Tours & Safaris Launches Cruise Tour to Middle East and Asia, Also Announces Culinary Tour of South India

Bestway Tours & Safaris has announced two new escorted vacations for 2010. There is a "Cairo to Singapore Overland Tour & Cruise," a 35-day vacation visiting the Middle East and Asia, as well as a "Culinary Tour of South India," a 19-day tour led by a noted Indian chef.

Vancouver, Canada, February 20, 2010 --( Bestway Tours & Safaris has announced two new tours for 2010, including a cruise tour of the Middle East and Asia that will excite travelers.

“Cairo to Singapore Overland Tour & Cruise”
On this unique tour, guests gain a perspective on world history - from the ancient times of the Egyptian Pharaohs to the Arabian mythology of the Arabian Nights, to the modern city state of Singapore. This 35-day journey features a four-day cruise down the Nile River with visits to Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, and Sharm-el-Sheik, Egypt, followed by visits to Amman and Petra, Jordan and Dubai. From Dubai, travelers will board their luxury yacht for a 20-day cruise across the Arabian Sea and Indian Oceans with visits to Oman, India, Malaysia and Singapore.

“With the combined luxury cruise and overland tour to specially chosen destinations, this journey provides a comfortable and luxurious way to better understand the history and cultures of different ethic groups of both worlds,” said Mahmood Poonja, chief explorer, Bestway Tours.

“The voyage includes high-end hotel accommodations, all-suite accommodations aboard the Seabourn Spirit yacht that accommodates up to 208 guests, airline transportation in the Middle East and 99 meals. Roundtrip airfare to/from North America is excluded and estimated at $1600. The trip costs US$14,995 and has one departure this year on Nov. 10.

“Culinary Tour of South India”
Guests can explore colorful India and discover culinary traditions that excite lovers of Indian cuisine on Bestway Tours & Safaris’ “Culinary Tour of South India.” The 19-day vacation starts in Bombay and winds its way across the southern India with visits to Kovalam, Periyar, Cochin, Thalassery, Mysore, Bangalore and Chennai.

It features cooking shows and demonstrations by well-known Indian chefs, 36 meals, all international and domestic airfare, including roundtrip between US/Canada and India, first-class hotel accommodations, with air-conditioned land transportation. Escorted by the well-known chef of Vancouver’s award-winning “Salam Bombay” restaurant, the tour cost is US$4995 includes international airfare from Vancouver, Canada. The tour can be customized to suit travelers’ specific interests.

About Bestway Tours & Safaris
Established in 1978, Bestway Tours & Safaris is recognized worldwide for offering small-group cultural tours of uncommon destinations, highlighting culture, history and scenery, and providing extraordinary contact with local people. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Bestway Tours & Safaris is located at 8678 Greenall Avenue, Suite 206, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5J 3M6, Canada. To learn more, visit or call Bestway toll-free (from US and Canada) at 1-800-663-0844 or (from other countries) call (1) 604-264-7378.


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